If you are starting any website, web hosting is something we need to take care the most as it is the hosting which takes care of your site reliability.
Many times, you will find the site is getting down due to many issues like space problem, bandwidth problem etc. But if you have a good web hosting then you may be free from such hosting related problems.
If you are running a small site which receives fewer traffic, then you can manage any kind of web hosting like even shared hosting. But the problem arises when you own a medium or larger website which receives millions of traffic per month or thousands of real-time visitors. For such websites, if your web hosting is not much capable, your site will be down and indirectly you will be losing the money. And that is the reason if your site is getting thousands of traffic per day, you should consider choosing large webhosting companies for your website.
So, in this post, we are going to talk about some of the top tips you should implement while selecting the website hosting for your large or medium scaled websites.
#1 Check the bandwidth and space
To run and manage a large website you need more resources and so while buying the hosting, you need to ensure that the required resources are allocated to you. You no longer will be able to manage in 1 GB of bandwidth as this will be consumed quite quickly.
Also, never by shared hosting when you are getting decent traffic on your website. You may go for VPS or dedicated hosting or even the cloud.
If you are willing to go ahead with the cloud services, you may choose some best cloud service providers which are reliable and trusted. For example, Google Cloud is one of the best solutions for you or even you may try AWS or Digital Ocean.
#2 Look for Technical Support
Yes, if you own a big website, no matter what hosting you are using, you may face some technical glitches. And these need to be resolved quite quickly.
And in such cases, you will need urgent help from the hosting company. The best way to deal with these problems is to select the support plan while selecting the web hosting. For example, only priority support is available with some plan of web hosting. And so, you must choose these while buying the host. Especially, when you don’t have an in-house support team, make sure to take the services of web hosting provider.
Although with VPS and dedicated hosting plans, you will get quite good response time but still check the uptime. Some hosting provider may have a bit more while others may have some less. But you should ensure that it is at least 95-96% and definitely not less than that.
It is the uptime which ensures that how much time your website will be up and work. But if somehow you are able to get around 95-96% of uptime then also you are good to go.
#4 Try to create the DR
DR is disaster recovery plan. Because if you are owning an ecommerce website which receives millions of traffic per month then you may not be able to manage a single minute of downtime. But infrastructure downtime is something which you can only minimize but can’t eliminate.
And so, the best way to deal with such downtime is the DR. Create a similar DR system so that when the active will go down, the DR system will be up, and your business won’t accept a single minute of downtime. Creating the DR is not that difficult, and any infrastructure expert can do this work for you.
Well, I am placing an important factor at the end because we feel that reliability is something more important than the price and so kept at the last.
But still, who don’t want to get something cheaper if you don’t have to compromise for the quality. And so, you may compare the price and the one which is best in price, quality, and support, you should go ahead with them.
This was all about the tips for selecting the best web hosting for your large websites. Make sure you are not compromising the quality when it comes to business and always select what is needed and good for your business.